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Dolores Sand is a y-dialect first-language speaker from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan

Christmas Songs and Carols

Angels We have Heard on High Ave Maria The Chipmunk Christmas Song The Huron Carol Jingle Bells / sêwêyâkanak The Little Drummer Boy Mary Okosisa / Mary’s Boy Child O Holy Night Santa Claus is Coming to Town / Santa Claus wi-takosin Silent Night / kāmwāci … Continue reading

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More Christmas Carols

Thanks to Daniel O’Shea for the use of this chilly winter moon painting to accompany the Huron Carol in the collection of Christmas Carols in Cree. Listen to the Huron Carol sung in Cree by Dolores Sand here – or … Continue reading

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The Chipmunk Christmas Song

  (from Dolores Sand’s CD, manitowi-kîsikâw) Christmas, Christmas time is near Time for toys and time for cheer We’ve been good but we can’t last Hurry Christmas, hurry fast. Want a plane that loops the loop Me, I want a hula … Continue reading

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Cree Christmas Present

With Christmas approaching, Dolores Sand has put me to work making her collection of Christmas Carols available here at the Cree Literacy Network. I’ll be adding them a few at a time to the “pages” menu of the website, under … Continue reading

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kāmwāci tipiskāw / Silent Night (y-dialect, audio)

With thanks to Aaron Paquette for his generous permission. (from Dolores Sand’s CD, manitowi-kîsikâw) kāmwāci tipiskāw, kihci-tipiskāw kāmwātan, wāsēyāw Mary mīna manitow awāsis awāsis ē-kiyāmēwisit wētinahk na-nipāw kāmwāci tipiskāw, kihci-tipiskāw okanawēyicikēwak matwē-koskwēyihtamwak opimācihiwēw anōhc nihtāwikiw kāmwāci tipiskāw, kihci-tipiskāw manitowokosisān miyinān … Continue reading

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What Child is This?

Click here to listen to Falynn on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHccRdtQ-0E&feature=share kīko awāsis awa Mary kā-tākonāt kīsikowak atamiskawēwak okanawēyicikēwak ina kihci-manitow awa kā-nihtāwikit ōma anohc kihipa mamihcimihk awa Mary okosisa sōsōwatim ma-mīcisow itē ōma kā-nihtāwikit kiyānaw ohci Jesus kā-pē-kitimākisit  okimāwak wahyaw ohci … Continue reading

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Mary Okosisa / Mary’s Boy Child

(from Dolores Sand’s Christmas CD, manitowi-kîsikâw) Mary okosisa, Jesus, anohc nihtāwikiw kākikē ka-pimātisinaw wiya ohci Jesus kayās ēsa Bethlehemihk, omisi kī-itwāniwiw Mary okosisa, anohc nihtāwikiw mah, matwē nikamowak okīsikowak kākikē ka-pimātisinaw wiya ohci Jesus Mary okosisa, anohc nihtāwikiw okanawēyicikēwak wāpamēwak … Continue reading

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Ave Maria (Schubert)

(from Dolores Sand’s CD, manitowi-kîsikâw) kitātamiskātin Maria ē-sākaskinēskākoyan manitow osākihitowin kitēhihk ayāw kisē‑manitow ispīhci kahkiyaw iskwēwak ayiwāk kititēyihtākosin ayiwāk mīna itēyihtākosiw kā-kī-kikiskawat Jesus kihcihtwāw Marie kihcihtwāw Marie manitow okāwīmisk ayamihēstamawinān kā-pāstāhoyāhk anohc mīna wī-nipiyāhki kitimākinawinān anohc mīna wī-nipiyāhki ayamihēstamawinān kākikē nīsohkamawinān … Continue reading

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Away in a Manger

(from Dolores Sand’s CD, manitowi-kîsikâw) nama kīkway nipēwinis mostosokamikohk apisci manitow-awāsis aspin ē-pimisihk acahkosak kihkayāsowak manitow-awāsis ē-na-nipāt mostoswak ē-kitocik, awāsis pēkomikiw māka manitow-awāsis namoya mātow kisākihitin manitow-awāsis osāpamin kihci-kīsikohk ohci pē-wīcēwin manitow-awāsis kisāsin kākikē ēkwa sākihin sawēyimik kahkiyaw awāsisak ēkwa wawēyihinān … Continue reading

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Huron Carol

(from Dolores Sand’s CD, manitowi-kîsikâw) ē-mēkwā-kīsikāyāstēk piyēsīsak ē-sipwēhācik kihci-manitow kī-pē-isitsahwēw okīsikowa mēskoc okīsikowak kihkayāsowak ēkwa omācīwak pēhtamwak Chorus Jesus kihci-okimāw nihtāwikiw, Jesus nihtāwikiw mikiwahpihk apisci-awāsis miskawāw wāposwayānisa ē-wēwēkiniht omācīwak kī-takosinwak, okīsikowak kī-nikamowak ē-mēkwā-māci-pipohk pīsim ēkā ē-wāsēyāt māka ana awāsis ostikwānihk … Continue reading

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